To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Brahms's birth, in 1983 the Music Division hosted an international festival and conference dedicated to the study and performance of the composer's music. The conference included both lectures and concerts focused on Brahms's music. Many of these events were recorded, and may be accessed by contacting the Recorded Sound Research Center.
In conjunction with the conference, the Music Division released a publication compiled by the musicologist George S. Bozarth that listed the Brahms manuscripts and letters in the Music Division's possession as of 1983. The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.
In 1990, the lectures delivered at the conference were published in written form:
Search the Online Catalog for recordings from the Symposium. Contact the Recorded Sound Research Center to access them.
The items below, listed in chronological order, are select audio recordings of lectures and music performances from the conference. The titles offer a representative sample and link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.